Nursing Degree Programs - RN to BSN | Webster University

Nursing: RN to BSN & MSN

Nursing and healthcare are consistently evolving with new technology, research and legislation. Today, public health organizations, hospitals, clinics, universities and other healthcare settings are recruiting nurses with advanced education to fill key roles.

Graduate-Level Study: MSN

Webster University's master of science in nursing (MSN) program provides the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the dynamic field of nursing. Graduate students have the opportunity to learn from nurses representing various backgrounds in the health care field. Integration of theory, evidence, and real-world practice enhances the relevance and value of the overall learning experience. Graduate students choose the Nurse Educator or Nurse Leader focus and tailor their MSN to their professional goals.

Webster's MSN program is designed for working professionals, offering part-time evening courses in eight-week terms at the Webster Groves Home campus and at our corporate partner locations.

Undergraduate Study: RN-BSN Completion

► In 2010, the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark report, The Future of Nursing, which recommended that the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees be increased to 80 percent by 2020.

► According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses with at least a bachelor’s in nursing will have better job prospects than those without one.

► A study published in Nursing Outlook in 2013 found that nurses prepared at the BSN level were found to have higher levels of job satisfaction.

► A 2014 study in Medical Care concluded that an increased proportion of BSN prepared nurses was associated with lower patient mortality.

RN to BSN Tuition Rate: $350 /credit hour*

The bachelor of science in nursing (RN-BSN) completion program is designed for the registered nurse who wants to take his or her nursing practice to the next level. The program helps nurses develop the theoretical knowledge and real-world skills they need to meet the growing demands of the nursing profession.

Webster's RN-BSN completion curriculum focuses on holistic health promotion for the individual student, the profession, the individual client, the family, groups, and the community. The faculty represents a variety of healthcare backgrounds, ensuring each student's exposure to diverse perspectives. Webster University places a strong emphasis on the nurse's personal development, the needs and future of the profession and the broad, accountable nursing role that is needed and expected by today's health care consumer.

Our RN-BSN completion program is offered online or onsite with part-time, eight-week sessions. We are currently considering applicants who hold an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in any of the following states:  Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.  Registered nurses residing in Illinois and Kansas, who are licensed in Missouri and can complete applicant experiences in Missouri, are also eligible to apply.  

Program graduates are employed at highly regarded organizations including BJC Health Care, SSM Health Care, Mercy, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Anthony's Hospital and the Veteran’s Administration Health System in careers as clinical nurses, nurse administrators, nurse educators, and nursing faculty.

*RN to BSN Tuition Rate is for Part-Time, St. Louis, students outside of a corporate partnership cohort agreement.

Points of Distinction

  • Students learn from professionals in the healthcare field and acquire knowledge in class that can be applied the next day at work.
  • Students can establish credit for prior nursing education and/or nursing knowledge and skills.
  • Webster’s corporate partnerships allow the nursing program to extend tuition discounts to MSN students employed by partners.
  • The small faculty to student ratio ensures close and individualized academic advising.
  • The RN-BSN and MSN programs at Webster University are accredited by

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326

Nursing Academic Programs

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